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The Quilt is as good a name as any for Gym Class Heroes' post-hip-hop pop collage, as they weave together discarded strands of junk culture into something new yet naggingly familiar. More than most of their peers, they embody all the glorious and maddening contradictions of their generation. Raised in the heyday of hip-hop while steeped in the irony of '90s alt-rock, persistent nostalgia for '70s kitsch, and '80s new wave, Gym Class Heroes see no borders between any era or style, mixing and matching the parts to create funky Frankensteins that feel as pop as they do rap. On The Quilt, Travis McCoy and crew attempt to amp up the urban and hip-hop just a bit, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Quilt is as good a name as any for Gym Class Heroes' post-hip-hop pop collage, as they weave together discarded strands of junk culture into something new yet naggingly familiar. More than most of their peers, they embody all the glorious and maddening contradictions of their generation. Raised in the heyday of hip-hop while steeped in the irony of '90s alt-rock, persistent nostalgia for '70s kitsch, and '80s new wave, Gym Class Heroes see no borders between any era or style, mixing and matching the parts to create funky Frankensteins that feel as pop as they do rap. On The Quilt, Travis McCoy and crew attempt to amp up the urban and hip-hop just a bit, working with Cool & Dre -- producers with the Game and Lil Wayne to their credit -- and having Rihanna associate the Dream in for the single "Cookie Jar," but they do all this without abandoning longtime running-partner Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump, or their love of syrupy soft rock hooks, a love that manifests in a duet with Daryl Hall, and choruses that feel borrowed from Ben Folds, or maybe Jack's Mannequin. All this stylistic hopscotch winds up unwittingly emphasizing just how much Gym Class Heroes are indebted to OutKast's -- or perhaps more specifically André 3000 -- genre-bending, as the best moments here float on the same kind of giddy, infectious choruses that fueled "Roses." That Gym Class Heroes get a little lax on their verses points out that they're better in broad strokes than details, just like how they deliver clever concepts that call out for a bit more wit than McCoy manages to muster. And that's also how Gym Class Heroes' Quilt is very, very much of its time: it skates by on the surface, which is appealing for a while, but in large doses it can seem like too much empty style. [A clean version was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • UPC: 075678982361
  • Catalog Number: 513817

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Guilty as Charged (4:00)
  2. 2 DRNK TXT Rmeo (3:25)
  3. 3 Peace Sign/Index Down (4:01)
  4. 4 Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song) (4:16)
  5. 5 Blinded by the Sun (3:00)
  6. 6 Catch Me If You Can (5:07)
  7. 7 Cookie Jar (3:35)
  8. 8 Live a Little (3:43)
  9. 9 Don't Tell Me It's Over (4:11)
  10. 10 Live Forever (Fly with Me) (7:08)
  11. 11 Kissin' Ears (3:42)
  12. 12 Home (5:09)
  13. 13 No Place to Run (3:45)
  14. 14 Coming Clean (5:32)
  15. 15 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gym Class Heroes Primary Artist
Daryl Hall Vocals, cast
Sal Cracchiolo Trumpet
Wendell Kelly Trombone
Adam MacDougal Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Patrick Matera Guitar
Dave Cabrera Guitar, Bass Guitar
Andres Leon Background Vocals
Travis "Schleprok" McCoy Vocals, Group Member
Matt McGinley Drums, Group Member
PAttYCraSH Vocals, cast
Lindsey Ray Vocals
Frank Fontaine Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Pat Thrall Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Producer
Bill Lefler Producer
Gym Class Heroes Composer
Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo Composer
T-Pain Composer
Gina Victoria Engineer
Nick Arey Logo Design
Craig "The Regulator" Frank Engineer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
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